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New Course for Fall 2005: Statistical Natural Language Processing

STATISTICAL NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING



CS 601R Section 2, Fall 2005, MWF 10-10:50am taught by Dr. Eric Ringger

Welcome to Our Newest Faculty Member, Eric Ringger!

Eric Ringger has recently joined the Computer Science Department faculty. Dr. Ringger comes from Microsoft Research's Natural Language Processing group and has worked in several areas of NLP, including the TRAINS dialog system as a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, the MSR-MT translation system at Microsoft, and the TaskFlags email classification system. He is the father of four children, all in elementary school this year, and is married to Kirsti Asplund Ringger, who he met as an undergraduate student at BYU.

New Graduate Student's Orientation

Come to the New Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, January 12, 2005 at 11:00 AM in the CS Conference Room. Donuts will be provided. This is a mandatory meeting for all graduate students who entered the program in Spring 2005 or are starting this Fall. If you have extenuating circumstances that will not allow you to attend please contact the Graduate Secretary, Mindy Varkevisser, to make arrangements for you to get the information that will be presented.

New Student Orientation

An orientation will be held for all new students and transfer students entering the computer science major on Friday, August 26 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM. Students will meet in room WSC 3280 for an introduction to the college and then proceed to breakout sessions with their department. The computer science breakout session will be held in 1170 TMCB. The orientation will cover general department information, course requirements, preparing to work in the industry, insights on the program, and a question and answer session.

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